The Ethics of Research Involving Children: Common Questions, Potential Strategies and Useful Guidance
This series of guidance papers – The Ethics of Research Involving Children: Common Questions, Potential Strategies and Useful Guidance – offers tailored commentary and links to useful resources to assist those undertaking research relating to children and childhood.
The six papers have been developed in conjunction with the University of Liverpool research ethics committee, by Dr Edmund Horowicz, Professor Helen Stalford and colleagues from the European Children’s Rights Unit, an interdisciplinary research unit based within the university's School of Law and Social Justice with a specific expertise in research involving children.
This series addresses some of these ethical issues and identify strategies to assist researchers in preparing and implementing ethically robust methodologies, particularly when conducting qualitative research with children. They are intended as a basic resource for all researchers at any level who are grappling with different ethical questions, with a view to encouraging thoughtful and rigorous ethics planning and supporting research of the utmost integrity.